However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns
, and even the verb "to eat.
In her study on the English demonstrative this, Ionin (2006) shows how the demonstrative pronoun
has a specific indefinite reading when it is used in its unstressed, phonologically reduced form as in example (3):
a) Demonstrative pronoun
them (for standard those) both when preceding a noun (acting as determiner/demonstrative adjective) and when standing alone (demonstrative pronoun
The second indefinite pronoun series in Veps is the -se/-ne-series based on the historical demonstrative pronoun
se that is attested in other Finnic languages.
Beginning with a demonstrative pronoun
, this, the titles--like the arrows themselves--serve to indicate or point: As an arrow points to an object in space, this points to a noun in a sentence.
There are, however, constructions in which the postpositional element is regularly omitted, as in phrases where a demonstrative pronoun
(-zih 'this' or -ziya 'that') is the complement.
Secondly, the demonstrative concord is often described as a demonstrative pronoun
Does the English demonstrative pronoun
'that' (including complex demonstratives of the form 'that F') have sense and reference?
In this paper, the notion of demonstrative pronoun
has been restricted to those cases in which the demonstrative cannot be matched up with an elliptical noun, as in (13).
Also, if 'that' is syntactically a demonstrative, occupying a noun phrase position, then it might seem that we should be able to replace 'that' with another demonstrative pronoun
and still end up with a grammatical sentence.
A concept-word combined with the demonstrative pronoun
or definite article often has in this way the logical status of proper name in that it serves to designate a single determinate object.